June 3, 2004
#16 Florida State (42-20, 16-8 ACC)
The Seminoles took home the 2004 ACC Tournament title last weekend in Salem, VA with a 5-1 record that included two wins over Georgia Tech (the national No. 4 seed). Freshman center fielder Shane Robinson was named the tournament MVP and was joined on the ACC All-Tournament team by designated hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve, shortstop Stephen Drew and pitcher Mark Sauls. Martinez-Esteve leads the ACC in batting average (.401), home runs (19) and RBI (78). Drew (.353, 14 HR, 52 RBI), expected to be one of the first players taken in next week’s MLB Draft, joined Martinez-Esteve on the All-ACC first team. RHP Rhett James, 1B Ryne Malone and 2B Bryan Zech were voted to the All-ACC second team by the nine league head coaches. RHP Eddie Cannon (8-6, 4.20 ERA) will get the Friday start against Bethune-Cookman with James (9-2, 3.31 ERA) scheduled to take the mound Saturday in FSU’s second game.
FSU In NCAA Tournament
The Seminoles are making their 42nd appearance in NCAA postseason play and have made 27 consecutive appearances, the second-longest streak in the country. Florida State made its first appearance in 1956. FSU has hosted eight consecutive NCAA Regionals (since 1997). The Seminoles have advanced to the College World Series 18 times, most recently in 2000.
FSU’s All-Time Regional Record: 114-55
Seminoles On The Air
Lee Bowen and Jim Crosby will broadcast FSU’s NCAA Tournament games on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee. Live audio and gametracker from every FSU game, home and away, can be accessed via the web at www.seminoles.com.